CADELL STREET GOOLWA STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS CADELL STREET GOOLWA STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS Jensen Planning

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    Contents 1.0 Introduction

    1.1 Background

    1.2 Previous Study - GO2030

    1.3 Objectives Of Project

    2.0 Issues & Opportunities

    2.1 Summary Of Isses & Opportunities

    2.2 Town Character

    2.3 Public Art

    2.4 Vision for Cadell Street

    3.0 Cadell Street Streetscape Improvements Master Plan

    3.1 Gateway Gardiner Street/ Cadell Street

    3.2 Typical Intersection & Pedestrian Crossing Details

    3.3 Indicative Council Forecourt Design

    3.4 Goolwa Terrace Intersection - Existing Conditions

    3.5 Goolwa Terrace Intersection - Concept Plan

    3.6 Cutting Road Intersection Design Option

    4.0 Urban Design Elements

    4.1 Materials & Furniture

    4.2 Planting Species

    4.3 Signage

    4.4 Lighting

    5.0 Actions & Conclusions

    5.1 Actions & Projects

    5.2 DTEI Approval

    5.3 Links to Infrastructure Upgrades

    5.4 Funding Opportunities

    5.5 Summary & Acknowledgement

    6.0 Appendices

    6.1 References

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    1.1 Background Jensen Planning & Design were engaged by the Alexandrina Council in 2008 to undertake a Streetscape Improvements Study for Cadell Street which is the main shopping and commercial street in the town centre of Goolwa.

    Goolwa is an historic river port situated on the Murray River where it meets the sea. It is strategically located eighty three kilometres from Adelaide and close to the south coast towns of Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, and is projected to grow signifi cantly over the next twenty years at a rate exceeding the state average.

    This anticipated growth and the unique historic character of Goolwa is of fundamental importance to the role, function and appearance of Cadell Street into the future.

    1.2 Previous Study - GO2030 The GO2030 Growth Plan sets broad strategic goals for Goolwa’s future. It addresses the key opportunities, priorities and directions that have been raised by people living, working and visiting Goolwa.

    It articulates a legacy for the community, sets broad goals to achieve this legacy and suggests short term and long term actions that are required along the way.

    GO2030 informs policy makers, investors, decision makers and service providers about what kind of development is appropriate, where it should be located, and what needs to happen in order to achieve it.

    This plan will assist in giving the Goolwa community certainty in ways to ensure that Goolwa grows, grows smarter, more sensibly and with greater wisdom.

    The Cadell Street improvement strategy was one of a number of detailed studies identifi ed in the GO2030 Plan.

    1.3 Objectives Of Project It is anticipated that this project will provide a master plan for streetscape improvements and a framework to guide Council in planning for new projects on and adjacent to Cadell Street.

    The Cadell Street Streetscape Improvement Project has the following overall objectives:

    • review and analyse the existing character of Cadell Street and identify any issues or opportunities to be resolved and/ or capitalised on to reinforce the street’s (and town’s) ‘sense of place’;

    • investigate design options for Cadell Street which will provide a safe and effi cient traffi c environment for local residents and tourists using all modes of transport, including motor vehicles, gophers, buses, cycling and walking;

    • identify a number of easily implementable projects for capital works such as land use opportunities, streetscape upgrades, landscaping, street furniture and wayfi nding/ signage;

    • develop an overall vision for Cadell Street to guide future development based on consultation with the community, stakeholders and Council.

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    2.1 Summary of Issues and Opportunities

    Following detailed street investigations and consultation with Council offi cers and community groups, a range of issues and opportunities were identifi ed which has led to the development of a range of improvement proposals.

    1. Nautical / Riverine Themed Street Furniture Opportunity to tie the street together with nautical / riverine themed materials to provide a new and consistent range of street furniture including seats, bins, bollards and signs and public art.

    2. Landscaping General agreement that the existing street tree (Hills Fig) should be retained and should continue to be planted on Cadell Street. Desire to provide other landscaping to soften the street.

    3. Protuberances – Crossing Points Need to provide more and better designed corner protuberances to facilitate easier road crossing and improve landscaping.

    4. Footpaths & Redundant Driveway Crossovers Desire to provide a consistent footpath material the whole way along Cadell Street. Opportunity to remove and replace redundant driveway crossovers with consistent and continuous footpath surfaces.

    5. Gateways Opportunity to create gateway thresholds to the town centre with paving, signage, landscaping, public art and banners for special events.

    6. Car Parking & Pedestrian Links Opportunity to better utilize vacant land behind businesses on Cadell Street for rear access car parking and to provide pedestrian links through to car parks and to adjoining streets.

    7. Signage Need to improve directional, information, identifi cation and interpretive signage. Potential for a distinctive “Goolwa themed” design.

    8. Goolwa Terrace Junction Opportunity to implement new road alignment design to increase pedestrian safety, amenity and public space function.

    9. Cutting Road Junction Opportunity to reduce visual clutter, improve pedestrian access and improve the vista to river.

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  • 2.2 Town Character

    Goolwa is an old port town located both on the river, close to the ocean and the Murray mouth. It was the fi rst inland port in Australia, and was the last point of shipping along the Murray River.

    The town has retained many historic buildings, features and places of interest which inspire design ideas for streetscape improvements.

    Inspiration: • Weathered Timber • Rope • Compass • Boats • Sails • Flags • Steel • Brass • Water

    A modern interpretation of these inspirational, infl uential elements will be used throughout the design of Cadell Street

    Cadell Street was named after Captain Francis Cadell who was captain of the Lady Augusta paddle steamer, one of the fi rst steamers to operate out of Goolwa.

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    The town of Goolwa is fortunate to have a number of well regarded public artists living in the area. Opportunity exists to engage an artist (or artists) to investigate design opportunities for public art in Cadell Street to help explore/ reinforce the character of the street.

    Possible locations for public art on Cadell Street include: • Gardiner Street / Cadell Street Gateway; • Cadell Street / Hays Street Gateway; • Cadell Street / Goolwa Terrace Junction; • Cadell Street / Railway Terrace Junction; • Council Forecourt on Cadell Street; • Intersections on Cadell Street; • Pedestrian Crossings on Cadell Street; • Railway Cutting Reserve.

    Public art enlivens a place and can add to or

    promote character, identity and charm.

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  • 2.4 Vision for Cadell Street

    “Goolwa is an historic inland port town set on the banks of the Murray River. Future development on Cadell Street shall maintain, nurture and be inspired by these unique seaside and riverine qualities.” This simple vision statement was developed in consultation with the community, stakeholders and the Council.

    Visions are long term goals. It is intended that this vis